Sexuality

  • # 20882

    SMITH, W. Robertson

    Kinship and marriage in early Arabia. (Presentation copy)

    Cambridge : at the University Press, 1885. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (slightly canted), shelf mark to foot of spine, bookplate from David James Banjamin to pastedown, presentation inscription ‘with the author’s kind regards’ to preliminary blank, wet stamp to verso of title page, pp. xiv; 322, (2), (16 – publisher’s catalogue dated November 1885), internally …

  • # 20868

    SOLDATOW, Sasha (1947- )

    What is this gay community shit?

    Chippendale, NSW : Printed by Panacea Press, 2008. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers, [14] pp, with line illustrations (by the author?); fine. ‘My name is Sasha Soldatow, and I want to have a look at some of the issues being raised at the moment on the subject of the [Sydney] Gay Mardi Gras’ (p. [11]). Focuses …

  • # 20886

    Various

    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …

  • # 20754

    [JENNINGS, Hargrave]

    Phallism : a description of the worship of Lingam-Yoni in various parts of the world and in different ages, with an account of ancient & modern crosses, particularly of the Crux Ansata, or handled cross, and other symbols connected with the mysteries of sex worship

    London : privately printed, 1889. First edition. Octavo, decorated papered boards, pp. viii; 85, text block a little loose. Phallic worship in different nations. A hard to find title by the British Freemason, Rosicrucian occultist.

  • # 19889

    BUREK, Amy

    Never date dudes from the internet. Responses to a Craigslist ad 2005

    [San Francisco] : Awkward Ladies Club, 2005. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [24], illustration. Copies of responses to an ad placed on Craigslist to date the 23 year old author. The responses from the dudes range from sweet, insecure, arrogant and offensive. An early document of the phenomenon of online dating which has now swept the …

  • # 19521

    ELLIS, Rennie

    [GAY RIGHTS]. Nation review. Vol. 3 No. 48, 14 – 20, 1973

    Melbourne : Incorporated Newsagencies Company, 1973. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 1501 – 1532 (complete issue), illustrated. The cover article ‘After the gay pride ball … the pathos of being human’ describes that despite public celebration in Gay Pride Week, homosexuality still remains a criminal offence and there remains community intolerance towards homosexuality. The centrefold spread ‘A …

  • # 19410

    GIORNO, John (1936 - )

    Cancer in my left ball. Poems 1970 – 1972

    Barton : Something Else Press, 1973. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine sunned, edges a little rubbed), unpaginated, photographic illustrations. Text based poetry by Giorno, former lover of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, whose poems are influenced by the pop art style of the painters. Giorno’s staccato style repetition is recognised as the …

  • # 19149

    FAREWELL, Nina

    The unfair sex.

    A devastating expose of man’s technique in his pursuit of woman. London : Panther, 1965. Reprint. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192. Illustrated by Roy Doty. The sex battle : man versus woman. Here are the astounding facts – men will be shocked at the secrets revealed; women will be delighted : What she can attain …

  • # 19021

    Dear Anita, having a gay time, wish you were here. Gay Pride / San Francisco, Sunday, June 26th, 1977

    Oakland: Diana Press,1977. 5.5×6 inch postcard, with photo of San Francisco with “Dear Anita…” written on it on one side and a list of Diana Press publications on the other. Anita Bryant was leading an anti-gay movement at this time. The faux inscription resembles holograph but is printed “in plate”  

  • # 19020

    Liberty & Justice for All….? [handbill]

    San Francisco: Whose Town? [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, portrait of Harvey Milk wearing a pin that says “Gag rules,” with a bar across his mouth to censor him. Small yellow stain at lower right from a piece of tape that was formerly attached to the verso. Urges the reader to attend the GFD Parade Committee’s general …

  • # 19080

    Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Four occultist newsletters from the Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Denver : Temple ov Psychick Youth, 1988. Variously titled Unity ov purpose; World in action. Four newsletters, each approximately 10 photocopied leaves, illustrated, collated with a paperclip. ‘TOPY is dedicated to the manifestation of magical concepts lacking mysticism or the worship of gods. The group focuses on the psychic and magical aspects of the human brain linked with …

  • # 19019

    Your vote isn’t worth a shit! / …Or is it? [handbill]

    San Francisco : Members of the General Membership, Gay Freedom Day Committee, [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, minor crease, very good. Text continues on the verso. Leaflet depicting Bruce Goranson, co-chair of the 1980 Gay Freedom Day Parade Committee, who is alleged to have said these words at a planning meeting. Urges the general membership to attend …

  • # 19053

    GINZBURG, Ralph (1929 - 2006), editor

    [NORMAN LINDSAY]. Eros. Winter, 1962. Volume One, Number Four.

    New York : Eros, 1963. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 94, illustrated. Articles include ‘Was Shakespeare a homosexual?’, ‘The sexual side of anti-semitism’, ‘A letter from Allen Ginsberg’, ‘The natural superiority of women as erotocists’. Also includes ‘Lysistrata by Aristophanes – in a free adaptation by Ivan Grazni’ which reproduces (without credit) Norman Lindsay’s full page …

  • # 19076

    A group of 21 1950s men’s magazines

    21 American men’s pocket magazines from the 1950s, including titles People Today; Exclusive; Quick; Bold; Sensation; Focus; TV Life; She featuring pinups, glamour, bloomers, quackery and such wonderful articles as ‘I worshipped Satan’; ‘How to drink and stay sober’; Italy’s movie women : sirens or slobs?’; ‘Liberace’s “Forbidden fruit”; ‘The day 400 addicts raped a town!’; ‘The …

  • # 19167

    ALTMAN, Dennis (1943 - )

    Homosexual oppression and liberation

    Melbourne : Penguin Books, 1973 (revised edition). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 251, light wear, overall good. Australian academic Dennis Altman’s groundbreaking study of sexuality within society, where he discusses a future beyond traditional definitions of heterosexuality and homosexuality.

  • # 18799

    "BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

    The male figure (22 issues from 1956 – 1966)

    Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations. A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas …